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Cookbooks for Foodies

Jul 22, 2020 04:17PM ● By Harper Klein


Always Home

Fannie Singer, (Knopf, 2020)

Daughter of food icon Alice Waters, Singer chronicles her world of food, wine, and travel with stories and recipes in an incredible new book. Based in San Francisco, Singer contributes art reviews and culture writing to a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal.

Vietnamese Food Any Day

Andrea Nguyen,(Ten Speed Press, 2019)

Award-winning Santa Cruz author Andrea Nguyen’s latest book shows you how to use easy-to-find supermarket ingredients to create Viet favorites like banh mi, rice paper rolls, pho, coconut rice, and chile-garlic chicken at home. 

Vegetable Kingdom

Bryant Terry, (Ten Speed Press, 2020)

Bay area food activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down plant-based cooking with recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Herb-Braised Fennel. A James Beard award-winning chef, and the author of Afro-Vegan, Terry is renowned for his efforts to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system.

Dinner in French

Melissa Clark, (Clarkson Potter, 2020)

Clark brings French cooking into the 21st century with updated techniques on the classics. An indispensable resource for modern French dishes, learn how to make Salade Nicoise, Scalloped Potato Gratin, Lamb Shank Cassoulet, and Campari Olive Oil Cake. The winner of multiple James Beard and IACP awards, Melissa is the host of the “Weeknight Kitchen” podcast on The Splendid Table.


Chi Spacca

Nancy Silverton, (Fall 2020)

In her eighth cookbook, James Beard Award-winning star of Netflix's Chef's Table, Nancy Silverton shares the secrets of Italian cooking with 100+ recipes from her revered steakhouse Chi Spacca. Dishes include Coffee-Rubbed Tri-Tip, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Garlic Crème Fraîche, and Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks. 


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